Our Curriculum Intent
The Digital Studies curriculum at Clayton Hall Academy will prepare students to be leaders in technology and not just be led by it. Technology is everywhere and will always be an integral part of their lives. Our students deserve a curriculum which prepares them for the digital and fast paced world we live in, preparing them for jobs, including those that may not exist yet. We will provide opportunities that allow students to develop a knowledge of a range of ICT, digital literacy and computing skills in KS3. Our subjects draw on different disciplines and embed high quality literacy skills through analysis and evaluation techniques in real world projects.
As students progress to KS4, they can choose an area to study within the department. Creative iMedia, which is a subject that allows for a deeper study of digital sectors and potential career paths and with the skills developed at KS3, will equip students with the confidence and ability to tackle and solve real world problems. They will understand how to respond to client requirements, plan projects and present their ideas. Whether looking to work in the digital industry or use their skills in another area, students will have gained transferable skills such as the ability to be creative and innovative. We want our students to enjoy the journey and to develop a desire to impact and adapt the media that is a part of our everyday lives.
Key Stage 4 Examination Overview
Exam Board Details: OCR
OCR R081 25% Examination
R082/R087/R086 75% Controlled Assessments
What resources could I buy or borrow that will help my child?
School revision resources for R081
OCR Cambridge Nationals revision guide: Pre-production skills and creating digital graphics. ISBN 978 1471 886683
What are the key websites or Apps that my child could use?
OCR Creative I-Media
What can I do to encourage my child to take a further interest in Digital Studies and Creative I-Media?
Talk to child about their lessons
Investigate Creative I-Media in everyday life – book covers, animation, websites, posters etc
What after school or other extracurricular activities are available in Digital Studies and Creative I-Media and when are they?
Coursework and revision support sessions with staff
To find out more about the curriculum we are studying please contact staff via email